Happy Labor Day, everyone! Today, we celebrate all of those mothers who are in labor giving birth to us, so put your legs up, grunt real hard and scream at a loved one that they are a “bastard” or a “weasel-d*cked moron who isn’t even the real father.” You’ve earned this day, male or female, though I’m not sure how men earned a Labor Day. Do I have this celebration right? Any hoo! University of Seinfeld Dean Kremer made his major league debut yesterday vs. the Yankees, going 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 7 Ks. The Orioles acquired Dean Kremer from an Animal House cosplay kegger, where he was lecturing kids on alcohol–Wait, hearing now he was acquired from the Dodgers in the Machado trade. He led the minors in strikeouts in 2018 and 2019, which is a backhanded minor league compliment. If you’re in the minors leading the league in something, it means you’re good enough to excel (check) but not good enough to push your cheap club to promote you (check). Though, in fairness to Kremer, the O’s are especially thrifty, as anyone watching one at-bat with Mountcastle can attest — dude looks like he could’ve been up two years ago, spitting on tough pitches. Kremer looks like he could struggle with command against a better lineup. The curve was the standout pitch, freezing hitters. The fastball look fine (94-5 MPH), if he commands it well. Overpowering? Far from it. He seemed to control the fastball better than the offspeed pitches, so he could be a sneaky backend fantasy pitcher in 2021. For this year, I’m looking at the Streamonator over owning him. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

DJ Stewart – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer with all three coming in the last two days. *touches front pocket, hears sizzle sound, pulls out from the crotch area of pants a hot schmotato*

Anthony Santander – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Sounds like he’s going to miss the rest of the year. That sucks for my fantasy teams, and for him, I imagine.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER (4 unearned), 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.63 vs. Keegan Akin – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.08. Cole was out-pitched by Akin. I will now stick my head out a window and cackle at the moon.

Gleyber Torres – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL on Saturday, and didn’t start on Sunday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department handed to his co-workers a written note that read, “I forgot my mask at home, but I had masking tape and white bread, which is why I have this on my face.”

Deivi Garcia – Sounds like he’ll be up mid-week to start again vs. the Jays. As his Friday start showed (and Clarke Schmidt’s relief appearance), in redraft leagues, these guys could be good, but they are very risky. In a lot of leagues, the Streamonator is better than rookie-nookie.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – Hit the IL with a kidney ailment. He might pitch again this year, but looks like it won’t be for at least week or two. In his place, Carlos Martinez is ready to go on Tuesday. C-Mart will likely be limited by having not thrown in a game in a month and not being a good starter in two years.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .317. Au Shizz!

Tommy Edman – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .263. He only has one steal on the year, which is disappointing, but the Cards also have half a season left, unlike their opponent last night, who are 60% done with the season. Yup, totally normal stuff.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Chris Paddack – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.75. On one hand, he’s going to be much cheaper next year. On the other hand, this year sucks to own him. On a third hand that is candle made out of a hand dipped into wax, I’m not sure I trust him anymore.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .311. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! He sparks joy in my jewels.

Tejay Antone – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.49. Long overdue to discuss Tejay Rookie before he Shatner’s all over le Majors. Tejay had TJ in 2017, and has regained his velocity, pumping 96 MPH fastballs, but has never shown the ability to miss bats, like this year — minor league ~8 K/9. Command can also be an adventure, and he’s old for his lack of experience (27 in December). Feels like a guy who impresses on his 1st look, then flames out.

Mitch Keller – Could rejoin the Pirates in the next week after falling victim to the dreaded, mysterious oblique. With only time for him to throw a few starts, and maybe not for longer than a few innings, I don’t have the itch for Mitch.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .243. The Greek God of Hard Contact hit that one off Kuhl in a protest to all Greek diners trying to put a coal-fire pizza oven in their kitchens. Stick to your rotating spits!

Brandon Woodruff – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.91. Loved this guy in the preseason, and he’s just barely above Paddack, almost a tie. Call him Lime Wedge. Ya know, just above a Pad Thai.

Shane Bieber – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.25, as he moved his record to 7-0. He now has a better record than any other Bieber.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.78. I am loving my Marlins pitchers! Bet you didn’t expect me to say that. Then you weren’t paying attention in the 17-month preseason, because I had multiple Marlins pitchers in tiers I would draft, and I own them. Plus, Sixto. Muah!

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00. The universe says there can only be one good T. Rogers per year, which is really hurting the Giants’ and Twins’ relievers. Streamonator hates Rogers’s next start, but I could see streaming him if desperate, and who isn’t?

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (6), hitting .306. Welcome to the Miami Marlins starring Starling Marte with featured guest, Starling the Marlin, and introducing, Starling “Not Matt Joyce” Marte!

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.74. Or as Drunk SpongeBob would say, “yOU nEEd tO DRAft aCEs.”

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in his last three games, but that’s, like, five games ago. Could be worth picking up, or ignoring completely. So hard to say with Cash.

Justus Sheffield – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Quietly having a little bit of a breakout. Hopefully it stays quiet, and no one picks up on it. Justus.

Justin Dunn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09. I saw he was a guy on the weekly pitcher planner as a guy to “STREAM,” and I was like, “Aw, sookie!” Then realized I was looking at Sunday and not Monday, and I almost bid $45 for Dunn in weekly FAAB, because I have lots of smarts.

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. He’s cooled off a bit–I’M MESSIN’! He’s hitting .315. What do you want from him? He was freakin’ free in drafts!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, and his 8th homer, hitting .179. His home run was a moonshot, which was measured as 433 feet, but with gravity different on the moon, who’s to say the actual distance?

Leody Taveras – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .238, as he hits leadoff. I don’t know for sure, but I think Leody Taveras is Willy Taveras in a sugar-coated shell.

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.76. As I mentioned in Friday’s Buy column, this was a Streamonator pick, and I’m not sure you can drop him.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .331. If I’m being honest, I kinda don’t trust anything from this season, like this whole season is Adam from the Netflix show, Dark, but if we are to trust it, Corey Seager is becoming a superstar. Or maybe him and Cody Bellinger are trading good and bad outcomes, like Adam and Martha (if I have anything right about the show Dark, which I likely don’t).

Matt Kemp – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he returned to Dodger Stadium. Who says you can’t go home again? What did you say, the restraining order against you? Oh, yeah, that’s prolly a good reason.

Madison Bumgarner – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 8.44, as he returned from the IL to lead the Diamondbacks to a 5th place finish in the NL West? To help the Diamondbacks secure the 1st draft pick next year? Not entirely sure, honestly, why he returned. For the rest of his career, you’d like to see Bumgarner follow Kershaw into the light, but seems more like it’s F-Her ‘n Bum in the dark.

Donovan Solano – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .344. Just went to look at his player page, expecting to come away impressed and, well, um, interjection, not so much.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.70. If you started Skubal in Minnesota, your pants’ cantaloupes might be bigger than the marbles in your melon.

Willi Castro – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week. Willi or won’t he? Castro or can’t say? Shooting craps or crap? Shoots and two latters.

Victor Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 6th steal, hitting .318. If you’re struggling for steals, and who isn’t, then I’d look at Victor Reyes, who is doing what we wanted from Treat Urner, while Treat does what we wanted from Cody Bellinger.

Bryan Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.69, as he got his 1st save. Did I just make up the name Bryan Garcia? Give me more credit than that. If I were making up a closer name, I’d name him something like Chuck Fiery. In the last two days, Jose Cisnero and Gregory Soto went poo, and Buck Farmer is the visual representation of a big bag of poo in overalls. Don’t think this team is worth speculating on, but as always, go with the guy who actually got a save.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .314. When you see Freeman, do you see an aging rocker singing Free Bird being watched by a pigeon who is mimicking him by singing Freeman? Meh, maybe it’s just me.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .320. OZUNA has eye on MVP. OZUNA bought Willie Hernandez’s MVP off eBay.

Josh Tomlin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.77 vs. Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.34. 2020 pitching: Where Positive and Negative Regression Never Happens.

Teoscar Hernandez – Hits the IL, and sounds done for the year. In related news, we’re all cursed. I don’t know which voodoo priest got us, but if I had to guess it was when I stepped on the toe of the guy at Cinnabon who had face paint and a nose ring. Yeah, he cursed us.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 8th homer. Between facing the Grade-A garbage that is the Red Sox, and hitting in the Buffalo Wild Winds Stadium, I’m all-in on any marginal Jays, and with Teoscar out, grab Tellez.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .290. Owned in 82% of leagues, so he’s less available than Tellez, but should be unavailable.

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.51. Robbie Ray seeing a Quote of the Day calendar, “Wherever you go, there you are,” and crying.

Bobby Dalbec – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, which has come in a week since his call-up. As someone who owns him, it’s pretty puzzling when he sits out or bats at the bottom of the order. Yesterday, the Red Sox had two catchers in their top five hitters. Oh…*climbs to the top of Machu Picchu*…kay.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). I told you he was a sleeper! *slowly backpedals out room, and enters a room of Peraza drafters, dodges thrown tomato*

Matt Harvey – 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 11.70. Jokes aside, how is Harvey in the league? He’s sucked for like five years now, and he sleeps with his teammates’ wives. Is he like some kind of clubhouse morale booster because everyone bonds over hating him?

Edward Olivares – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Is there time to cyclops because I’m hella intrigued by this guy. I’m like a pimento poking around in this Olivares.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .179. Fun fact! Edwin Encarnacion is the first person to hit .179 while passing for 179.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.19, but left yesterday’s game with lower back soreness. As soon as I read his injury update somewhere else, I will repackage that information for you in a fun, easy-to-digest blurb.

Seth Lugo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05. Lugo might be on all my fantasy teams next year. He feels like a guy who will be drafted around the 50th starter off the board and return a fantasy number two.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.69. Next year, Bieber or deGrom? Yeah, prolly deGrom, and I’m not drafting either, but Bieber has age way on his side.

Pete Alonso – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (9, 10). Al…2xbombso! Make love to my pants!

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .291. Yikes. One homer? Castle Woofenstein.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .226. Statcast clocked Wilson Ramos on his home trot with an hourglass.

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .256. Nimmo is wet and fishy!

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 8 ER, 13 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.61. Looks like Dusty Baker found his newest workhorse. Call him, a Frarabian Horse.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .284. Just thought of something. You know how Mike Bolsinger is suing the Astros because he claims their cheating forced him to suck, and out of the game? I wonder if Tucker has a lawsuit because he could’ve been called up sooner if the Astros’ hitters sucked.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Game temperature was 108 degrees in Anaheim. That’s Fahrenheit. The Angels retired the Kelvim scale.

Lance McCullers – Hit the IL with neck irritation. Obviously from watching line drives get shot back over his infielders.

Jose Altuve – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Due to his size and precariousness of the injury, the doctor he went to was an 8-year-old who had won 12 straight games of Operation, and when Altuve heard a buzz, he swung at a changeup.

 
  1. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    McNeil has been banged up all season. I think that explains the lack of power thus far.

    • Fogimon says:
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      Or this is who he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  2. Big Dog says:
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    Would you stream Pineda vs Detroit OR Gausman vs Arizona OR both?

    • Fogimon says:
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      I’m starting both with pride and confidence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Beautiful report, chef’s kiss (Psyche! It’s Chef Boyardee’s kiss so beware!)

    a. Randy+Lee OD=bliss! Seriously, Arozarena is Puig 2.0 without the attitude! He even wears Puig’s #66!!!

    b. Start these two guys tonight?

    1. Gausman against AZ at home (Gallen) – Gausman ($12.6)…Gallen ($11.9)
    2. Plesac against KC at home (Keller) – Plesac ($11.2)…Keller (-$20.7)

    c. MLB quote of the day for September 7, 2020.

    ‘I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it’s over.’

    Donald ‘Don’ Scott Drysdale, aka ‘Big D’ by fans. He was famous for telling manager Walter Alston when he came for the hook after Drysdale gave up 7 ER in 2 1/3 innings…’I bet you wish I was Jewish too,’ after Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur (which fell on game 1 of the 1965 WS).

    Holds the record for throwing six (6) consecutive complete game shutouts (1968). His string of 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings was beaten by Orel Hershiser in 1988. He won the CY Award in 1962 and was the only .300 hitter (!!!) on the Dodgers in 1965!!

    His 162-game average.

    14-11, W-L, .557 PCT., 2.95 ERA, 32 GS, 12 CG, 3 SHO, 237 IP, 213 H, 89 R, 78 ER, 59 BB, 172 K, 121 ERA+, 3.02 FIP, 1.148 WHIP

    His best season was his 1962 CYA season.

    25-9, W-L, .735 PCT., 2.83 ERA, 41 GS, 19 CG, 2 SHO, 314.1 IP, 272 H, 122 R, 99 ER, 78 BB, 232 K, 128 ERA+, 2.86 FIP, 1.113 WHIP

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks

      A. Nice!

      B. Both

      C. Love this quote — Did you just have Lou Brock last week?

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!!

        a. You’re so amazing! Indeed, Brock was like less than 10 days ago, can’t recall.

        b. RIP Lou Brock.

        c. Thanks on both. God help us, hopefully they’ll be ok.

        d. Already dropped Gonsolin for Devin Williams – Gonsolin has Houston at home and then goes to Coors. I was hemming and hawing on whether I’d start him versus Houston, then decided to go with Ks and ratio because I prolly won’t start him versus Houston and at Coors? No, thanks.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yeah, bummer

          C. Yup

          D. That makes sense

  4. Player X says:
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    Happy Labor Day – Laureano or Arozarena for this week? Decisions decisions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Arozarena

      • DonnieB says:
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        Laureano has 9 games?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He does? I don’t know unless told

          • Player X says:
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            A’s play a doubleheader tmrw –

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, I don’t know everyone’s schedule by heart

              • Player X says:
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                Still go Arozarena?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, I’d go 9 games w/ Laureano

  5. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up!

    Roto 10-team, standard 5×5 categories

    C: Molina
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Riley
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: Brad Miller
    CI: belt
    OF: Harper, Acuna, Blackmon, Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Grisham, Yaz
    BENCH: Austin Slater, Brandon Lowe
    IL: Garver

    SP: Darvish, Giolito, Lamet, Ryu, Sixto, Heaney, Plesac
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Pressly, Devin Williams

    1) Which side?:
    My: Blackmon, Yaz, Austin slater
    His: Ozuna

    2) Rowdy Tellez and Manuel Margot (SAGNOF) are available. Are you adding either or both for anyone on my team?

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

    • Sandman says:
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      Are we also starting both

      Lamet v COL
      Ryu v NYY

      In a league where I need to gain in whip, ERA?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Ozuna

      2, Nah

      • Sandman says:
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        Is the trade close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems very close if you need depth

  6. I'm Turnering My Back on Trea says:
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    For next year, how do you rank them Acuna, Tatis, Trout, that other guy:

    1:
    2:
    3:
    4:

    • Fogimon says:
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      Still Trout at the top, but looking less like a sure thing than in years past. FTJ is #2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know yet, maybe Acuna, Tatis, Trout

  7. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Totally agreed on Lugo!

    For Wins (primarily), WHIP, and ERA, which 2 guys are you starting this week?

    Gausman (2…~$12 v ARZ and ~-$1 @SDP)
    Snell v BOS ($21)
    Carrasco v KC ($22)
    Burnes @ DET (-$1 but I assume SON hasn’t adjusted to him being absolutely filthy)
    Lugo @TOR (SON doesn’t like)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Snell

  8. M says:
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    Possible SON hasn’t adjusted to Burnes @ Tigers and T.Rogers @ Phils?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anyone know if Marco Gonzalez gets 2 starts this week? SON says no, CBS says yes (and SON knows best!). Marco starts today but SEA only has 6 games this week… do they do a 6 man rotation?

    • Philsfan76 says:
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      Never trust CBS for anything

    • Fogimon says:
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      Seattle has been toying with that 6 man rotation, I’d guess Marco ends up getting 2 assuming the Mariners actually want to win next Sundays game in AZ.
      They are in the thick of the Wild, after all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea, tbh

  10. Sean says:
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    Drop Villar for Wong, La Stella, C. Taylor, or hold? (Currently have Story and JRAM for steals)

    • Fogimon says:
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      LaStella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  11. toneDEAF! says:
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    Rant alert: Ok I’m new to DFS. I play H2H here and there. When I do play I’ll start multiple H2H games. I notice more often than not, the people I play HAVE THE SAME EXACT LINEUPS! And usually they smear me. Obviously they are using the same lineup optimizer, but wtf!? What’s the point? Same thing in those 50/50’s. More than half of the people have the same lineup. If everyone uses this fucking lineup bot, and all these dudes have the same lineup, when do they make their money? I guess when a random clown like me comes across “feelin lucky” haha…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From what I gather, they bet like $10,000 a day, make usually like $10,500 and hope for huge payouts

      • Player X says:
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        Yeah I’ve heard of the “sharks” they will enter 10,000 + lineups in hopes of winning the big payout

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sucks

  12. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Grey!

    These early games make it tough to stream hitters vs my home town Red Sox! No BOS game today but seems like the early games start before we get later lineups. Anyways…

    Brian Anderson or Leodys Taveras? OBP no avg. Seems like Taveras will play most days?

    Starting Alcantara this week vs PHI?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Leody, I prefer Anderson

      I am

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Thanks! Yeah I kind of feel the same way regarding Anderson. I have been rolling with him all year and he’s had his ups and downs but overall the production has been enough for an OF5 who is playing everyday. Lots of value in steady eddy guys with a chance for more at the end of your lineup. I’m a stat accumulator type player and I hate DNPs. Drive me insane. I’ve owned Corey Dickerson on and off all year for the same reason. Hasn’t been spectacular but he has played everyday for the most part and has helped accumulate at times. Gotta get those starts.

        Yeah I like Alcantara too. FIrst week of the H2h playoffs in my league this week. Fingers crossed. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, No problem

        • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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          LOL as I say this Anderson is out of the line up today. Gotta love baseball.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh

  13. RicoSuave says:
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    I hope Sexy Dr. Pepper plays this week!

    Please share any news before my lineup locks for the week? Is either Soto or K Lewis for this week…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With those options, I’d go Lewis

  14. DonnieB says:
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    Need to drop one guy. Ouch. But, will it be C Walker, Javier, D May, Laureano, Riley, or Workman? I got Snell for MadBum and M Keller in a trade so an extra player at the deadline. Thanks for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  15. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write up Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who do you recommend I should start? I need 5 SPs please

    Mahle @ CHC and @ STL;
    Flaherty Vs DET;
    I. Anderson Vs MIA and @ WSH;
    Gallen @ SF and Vs SEA;
    Fried @ WSH;
    Giolito Vs DET;
    Richards Vs SF

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Mahle, Richards

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thank you kind Sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. fletch f. fletch says:
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    How much stock are you placing into this season from Teoscar? I am trying to get an idea of his keeper value. At this point do you see him in your top 100, and if so what range do you foresee having him?

    • Fogimon says:
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      I’m putting him in the 60-80 overall range. Feeling like this year was a legit breakout and he will be in a solid lineup contributing power and speed.
      Keeper at a cheap price? Thats how Titles are won.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was always good for power, but AVG didn’t have time to regress…Prolly tail end of top 100

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Soto (banged up), 2 vs TB and 4 Vs ATL,
    K Lewis 1 vs TEX, 3 @ SF and 3 @ ARI or
    Miggy [email protected] MIN, 2 Vs MIL, 2 @ STL and 3 @ CHW

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  18. Oh 2020 the see section of years. The autumn of the baseball season. Grab your butter knives and pull the wins from your bosoms. Your baby making bosoms. Cry out dear dogs! Why dogs? Why? If I had only known the gender of this bosom baby 6 months ago, I would’ve never drafted Meadows. We were only trying to keep drafting weird but we ended up roasting half of California. And I don’t mean the good kind where you get together with close acquaintances and let them know you’re not friends publicly while we laugh and rib and tell the real truth about how we secretly hate you. I mean the kind where you find out that baseball players should not perform see sections and babies don’t come from bosoms and Tom Hanks used to do network and genders should be revealed by babies on their third birthdays…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, lots of great ideas in here, Section C of stadiums is the maternity ward

      • You’re right! It is section C isn’t it? I always thought it was See Section. Short for Seesharonin. Thinking Sharon must be the one with the sharpest butter knife…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People think butter knifes are a joke until you’re cut with one and it just sticks in you like a diving board

          • They used to use a can opener…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Disgusting, and perfect

  19. Matt Alexander says:
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    ROS in Redraft Leagues:

    G Sanchez, Severino or Maldonado?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  20. Dan Langford says:
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    I’m in a dynasty league where we can keep 2 forever prospects for free.
    I have Torres as forever keeper but have better options so am looking to move for pitching.

    Would you trade Torres for Paddack, Sixto, Fried, or Verlander (they all have good value to keep for next year other than Verlander).

    • Fogimon says:
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      Would have wanted Paddack above all others before this year. Now, not so sure.

      • Dan Langford says:
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        What’s interesting is Paddack’s SIERA this year is actually inline with last year and xFIP is actually lower this year.

        Based on what I’ve seen it’s just his fastball approach this is different.

        What do you think about Sixo?

        Thanks for the insights as always!

        • Fogimon says:
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          Like Sixto, feel like he is a little behind Paddack in terms of development & learning curve but have similar ceilings.
          Always will prefer San Diego’s environment for pitchers and now they have a dominant looking team and future which will pad Paddack’s (LOL) win totals.
          Can’t go wrong with either. I’d prefer the Sheriff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, keep the bat

  21. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Please choose one of the following I need to ride the ROS to replace my Teoscar with:

    Belt, A. Dickerson, Rodwy, DeJong, V. Reyes.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs and who has most games, but Rowdy

  22. Scott Kimmel says:
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    i made a deal for Paul De Jong by giving up Mitch Garver. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  23. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Lamet for 2 starts both home Col and SF
    or
    May vs DBacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. William Hung says:
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    Will Smith is very quietly killing it with the bat – his K:BB is rock solid and I am hoping his current playing time situation gets him depressed value going into 2021. Talking about potential catcher values for 2021 – where do you see Gary Sanchez? I heard the Yankees are turning him into a part time player ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 years now Sanchez hasn’t been able to hit anything but occasional homer…Maybe top 5 tho, bc he has 30-homer power

      • William Hung says:
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        Basically what we’d get with Zunino with more ABs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, i guess when you put it like that…Eek

          • William Hung says:
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            if that was a good comp, make sure I get credit for it if you mention it in your rankings next year… haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  25. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Labor Day

    Just grabbed McCullers to have him hit the IL.

    I’m like 97.4% sure Lance is the better IL stash over Caleb Smith, but could use your insight to confirm

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For this year? Smith

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Yeah; this year only.

        You’d drop McCullers to hold onto Smith then?

        *(apologies, wasn’t sure if you were suggesting Smith was the better stash or to drop him…might still be a little hungover and phrased my question oddly).

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Smith

  26. Smitty says:
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    Home league standard 5×5 choice between Kikuchi @ SF or Urquidy @ OAK? Thanks brother-man, did you catch me yet? If not, Teo goin down might do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy…. Catch you?

      • Smitty says:
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        You’re in so many leagues guess it’s hard to keep track, but right on my tail in our early (November) league and closing fast. Now with Teo goin down….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I know I’m in 2nd, I didn’t realize you were right in front of me — nice! Good luck!

  27. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, Monday thru Thursday lineup, Soto or Schoop, which ya starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, I’d try to wait to see if Soto’s playing today

  28. DW says:
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    Pick one to start this week: Gallo, AJ Pollock or Moustakas. Dodgers have only five games. Happy Labor Day!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Gallo

  29. Gator says:
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    Is 2019 Soler an outlier or is he still a top 75 player for 2021? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like still a top 75 player

      • Gator says:
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        thanks. have a great holiday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  30. uncle wighty says:
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    drop moncada or bohm for reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

      • uncle wighty says:
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        thank you!

        would you rather have reyes or polanco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco

  31. Smitty says:
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    Start or sit Soler (nursing oblique) this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to sit him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wait, am I managing the team right in front of me too? Haha

        • Smitty says:
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          nah, have him in home league! haha good? luck

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  32. Yaz Mantle says:
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    i bow to the God of SON. having said that, which of these would you **NOT start in my h2h 12 teamer-thx!:

    wacha v. balt. SON 10
    porcello v. balt SON 19.8
    tyler anderson v. seattle SON 9.5
    deivi garcia @toronto SON minus 6.8
    kikuchi @ariz. SON minus 2.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deivi

  33. Brett says:
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    Take one..

    Gonsolin, Luzardo, Alcantara, Heaney

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups, just in general, Luzardo

  34. Humm Baby says:
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    Happy Labor Day and first week of H2H playoffs, at least for my league. Didn’t think the season would get to this point. Now if Baez would start hitting..

    Weird that the twins are not playing wed and thurs? Picked up Pineda for 2 starts, but doesn’t look like he’ll get that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Twins aren’t rolling with a real lineup today

      • hondo says:
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        And it’s going to rain mid game probably.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yay

  35. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I have an OF problem with 3 weeks to go in a points league.
    Harper ranked 35th OF the last 3 weeks (10 hits – .185)
    S.Marte worse at 39th over all.

    Should I hold or consider someone hotter right now: Gurriel, Dickerson, Franmil, Grisham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Josh Freeman says:
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      Castellanos, Meadows, and Schwarber also available. Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cast over Marte

        • Josh Freeman says:
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          You’re the man. Thanks for all of your help this season.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  36. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Oof, that Framber start hurt bad. I have him on 3 or 4 teams. He had crummy luck, clearly didn’t have it, and had some crummy umpiring that cost him a run. But Dusty, that toothpick chomping nitwit really did him in.

    After laboring in over 100 degree heat for 7 innings and throwing 101 pitches and somehow keeping the game tied 5-5, Dusty pulls his classic “I’m not using my bullpen, but will maintain a chance to win” routine. And we know that always ends with “I have to use my bullpen and don’t have a chance to win.

    Somewhere, his fellow members of the cabal of idiot managers, Clint Hurdle and Mike Scioscia, nodded in approval.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, yup

  37. Steve says:
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    8T 5×5 redraft:

    1. Olson or D Smith down the stretch?
    2. K Marte or L Gurriel, same?
    3. I Happ or Bregman (when he returns this week)?
    4. Reyes or Tucker?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smith
      2. Marte
      3. Bregman
      4. Franmil

  38. lwomack58 says:
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    Need streamers this week:

    Boyd vs Mil-Son +18.6
    Webb vs Sea-Son +5.3
    Milone @ Nia-Son +4.3
    T. Anderson vs Seat-Son +9.5
    Alex Young vs Sea-Son +1.3
    T. Rodgers vs Phi-Son -7.8

    Who would be your top 3.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Young, Rogers

      • Dontbichetteme says:
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        I see that you don’t trust Boyd ? Had 3 nice starts in a row. Don’t believe he’s turned it around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trust him at all

  39. Looking something like…

    1.Acuna
    2.Tatis
    3.Trout
    4.Betts
    5.Soto
    6.Story
    7.Yelich
    8.Trea
    9. Luis Robert

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tatis 2. Tatis. 3….10. Tatis. 11. Luis Robert

      • He K’s too much…

        Babip too high…

        Avoid!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, ownage

          • Bots win again Kurzweil!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bots always win, even when we think they’ve lost

      • LagunaBobbyI says:
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        Is there an option to like or love this reply?! Double tapping is not working!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  40. Drop Paddack for Alcantara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  41. Pflip says:
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    Meadows is available Hampson as well. Replacing the beloved Teoscar. Who of the two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  42. I literally love the last blurb…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  43. RicoSuave says:
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    C-Mart coming back this week… starting Tuesday. Worth starting or wait and see approach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait and see

  44. DonnieB says:
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    Need to drop One pitcher: Hudson, Workman or Diaz? Or Burnes or Javier? Or I could drop Laureano or C Walker. If I drop Laureano or Walker, I must start Soto. Tough situation. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman — Burnes — Laureano, I’d wait to make sure Soto is starting if I could

      • DonnieB says:
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        I wish I could but weekly lineup. If I hold Laureano, I can switch them out later today but need to get roster down by one by first game. Laureano and Workman have 9 games this week. Make a difference?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d hold Laureano and Workman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Burnes

          • DonnieB says:
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            Or Hudson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, if you need an SP more than saves

  45. RicoSuave says:
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    16 team H2H weekly points…

    who should I start for my last 2RP spots?

    Urias Vs HOU,
    Dustin May @ ARI,
    D. Hudson 2 games Vs TB and 4 Vs ATL

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May, Urias

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Watched May on Friday, he’s added a pretty nice slurve. Threw it a bunch, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        I have a sense that his trajectory will be similar to Buehler’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That makes sense

  47. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Start Montas vs. HOU today or not worth the risk? I’ve got Ryu, Lamet, and Gallen also going so could mitigate some of the risk.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      I wouldn’t. He’s looked terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it

  48. Joe Beisbol says:
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    1. I already have 4 starters with 2 start weeks (Clevinger, Gausman, Hendricks, and Sixto). Do I throw Mahle out there, too? SON hates his starts @CHC and @STL (good Ks but has an under 30% GB rate and a .200 BABIP). I’m 1st in my league overall, but have 8 points in Ks and 6 in WHIP. Boyd vs MIL & Richards @WAS also available to stream.

    2. Is it worth holding on to a Bass (bc Dolis and Giles), or a Hirano, given their teams’ fluctuating bullpen situations? I’m 2nd in saves, 10 behind the leader, 10 ahead of the pack (3rd thru 8th).

    Happy Labor Day!

    12-Team, standard roto redraft
    C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Schoop; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Frazier, Moore, Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – Chapman; IL – Albies, Judge
    SP – Clevinger, Gausman, Gray, Hendricks, Justus, Maeda, Mahle, Sixto
    RP – Bard, Bass, Hirano, Pressly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I wouldn’t trust any of them, but Mahle would be 1st option
      2. Nah, lose them

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Happy Labor Day!

  49. Big Dog says:
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    As if losing Teoscar isn’t bad enough…it’s been a day and a half and Toronto still hasn’t placed him on the IL yet. I keep hearing he will be out for “serious time” so what is the hold up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, might happen right before their next game

      • William Hung says:
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        I think they are forming a prayer octagon and hoping that the 2nd MRI he’s scheduled to get will reveal better news…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think the octagon is working

  50. William Hung says:
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    Me thinks the McNeil train is finally leaving the station

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

  51. Cohen says:
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    Tyler Anderson vs Sea or
    Trev Rogers vs Philly ?
    Both at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

  52. Cohen says:
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    One more Grey
    Tyler Anderson home vs Sea or
    Gonsolin home vs Houston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin

  53. scoboticus says:
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    Evan Longoria has been scratched because he’s butt-hurt. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  54. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    A couple of questions for you my friend.
    1) Is Adler Rutschman going to be the C in Baltimore for 2021? If so, he could be back up C to Realmuto.
    2) Where in the lineup would he hit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. He might be by June
      2. Maybe 6th, who knows

  55. frankgrimes says:
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    Guess they not giving Wander a taste this year.

    • scoboticus says:
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      I expect a lot of playing time shenanigans with him. They’re going to want to keep him for as long as possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  56. scoboticus says:
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    Please rate these MediOAKer starts this week:
    Minor vs HOU
    Bassit vs HOU
    Minor @ TEX
    Minor @ TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt, Minor home

  57. Crazy J says:
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    It’s OK to talk about Mondesi this season… not that there is much to talk about!

    I’m stuck watching Paddack bust my roster, while watching Kershaw on the T.V.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  58. Steve says:
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    Catcher question!!!

    14T obp, slg

    Molina or Stassi? Stassi has the better metrics but Molina has a bunch of double headers coming up.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina

  59. Dan Rydell says:
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    Plesac is looking awesome once again. Has me second guessing my current trade offer. Thoughts on the following trade?

    Eloy and Plesac
    For
    Trevor Story and Matthew Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side, Story’s a top 5 player

      • Dan Rydell says:
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        Thanks Grey and I agree on Story’s value. Just curious though, in a vacuum, what value would you have to get to trade away a top five player? Would a 2nd round talent and 4th round talent be enough? Two 2nds? Or would you ever trade away a top 5 player for anything less than another firsts rounder and some change?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I always want the top player unless it’s just a windfall

  60. eddie says:
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    pick 2 grisham or meadows lourdes gurriel mondesei

    8 team league on base runs average rbi HR SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi, Meadows

  61. andfog99 says:
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    Rank Tellez, Grichuk, and Winker ROS?

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